I am so glad that you found time to join me today! As I write these blogs I often wonder who will read it. It is really a strange feeling writing something when you don't know who it's for! Did they have a good/bad day? Will they enjoy seeing my pictures and reading about my simple little life?
Today I got to do one of my favorite things all day...play with fabric! I belong to a quilting group. We call ourselves Needle Noodlers. Each Christmas we have a little party and exchange handmade gifts. I decided to make a pillow for mine. First I got to browse through my "stash" and think about what colors I would use. That is always fun. I LOVE COLOR. I decided to go with all Kaffe Fassett fabrics http://www.kaffefassett.com/ So here is my final selection. I wish the photo was better. The colors are really rich and it doesn't show.
I really liked making that red pillow last week so I decided to do the same pattern for this one. I love doing that star because it is so easy and doesn't have to be perfect. I learned the technique from a class with Mary Lou Weidman http://www.marylouquiltdesigns.com/. If you are a quilter and have never taken a class with her you are missing out on a fun experience. Her story quilts are amazing.
I am happy with how the pillow turned out, but once again the picture I took is a little too light.
I did one less tree this year so had a whole lot or ornaments left over. Putting them in a crystal dish allows me to still show them off. We lived just outside of Philadelphia for a few years and it was yard sale heaven! I picked up old ornaments for $1 or $2 a box, sometimes even less. This is a sampling of some of them.
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